“This past week, Ottawa-Vanier lost an inspirational member of our community. Elisabeth Salm was taken too soon after a tragic event. Elisabeth’s life was an example of an example of a selfless woman who chose to support her neighbours, friends, family and community in a way that is far too rare. Elisabeth or Djies as she was well known, was a consummate giver, were time, energy and thoughtful perspective on life.
Her religious convictions were matched only by her love of nature and the forest and love of her family. She truly was a protector of our water, air and land in admirable way.
This evening, friends, family and strangers who were touched by her selflessness, will come together to tell stories, mourn and remember such an incredible woman. She will be deeply missed but never forgotten.”